ROCHESTER, NY – Nazareth College’s Department of Music and the Nazareth College Choirs are pleased to present Elijah on November 23, at 3 p.m. in Linehan Chapel.
The Baroque oratorio written by Felix Mendelssohn premiered in 1846 as homage to the composer’s predecessors, Handel and Bach.
The work includes a full orchestra, full men’s and women’s choirs, and four vocal soloists.
The performance at Nazareth College will include all of these original components.
All choir members are students at Nazareth College, including Kaylee Greco of Mexico.
Elijah opens with a beautiful overture, followed by “Help, Lord!,” which introduces the powerful voices of the Nazareth College Choirs.
The work is full of choir performances, solos, and quartets.
Each of the four soloists is on the voice faculty in the Nazareth College Department of Music: lecturer Amy Cochrane, soprano; visiting assistant professor Katie Hannigan Tabon, mezzo-soprano; lecturer Matthew Valverde, tenor; and associate professor/coordinator of vocal studies Mario Martinez, bass-baritone.
Professor Mark Ziegler will conduct.
About the Nazareth College Department of Music
The Department of Music at Nazareth College integrates intensive studies in music (musicianship and performance), with professional programs and the liberal arts, for a truly unique experience that prepares students for careers in music and equips them with the skills to share the art of music in a variety of capacities.
Each degree program is designed to prepare students not only for careers within the various degree areas, but also for exciting endeavors that will perpetuate and sustain the art of music in local and global communities.
The department is a vibrant community of musicians focused on the art of music, the professional domains of knowledge within the musical career areas, and the relationship of these areas to the liberal arts. For more information, visit: www.naz.edu/music.
About Nazareth College
Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y. challenges and supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work. For more information, visit naz.edu